Seattle Mariners at Houston Astros 9/20/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 9/19/2014
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Minute Maid Park in Houston
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On Saturday night, Chris Young (12-8) will try to pick up his first win since back on August 17 when he and the Seattle Mariners face Dallas Keuchel (11-9) and the Houston Astros.
Veteran Chris Young pitched pretty well against the Oakland Athletics at home last Sunday, but he still ended up taking the loss. He allowed only two runs on four base hits in that outing while striking out five batters and walking two. Young has a 3.33 ERA this year and he has only given up 7.5 hits per nine innings, which is a career-best rate.
Astros outfielder Dexter Fowler has four hits in 10 at-bats against Young with three walks and three strikeouts. Third baseman Matt Dominguez is 0-for-5 against him with one walks and one strikeout.
Dallas Keuchel picked up his first win in nearly a month on Sunday when he defeated the Los Angeles Angels on the road. He went seven strong innings in that start and gave up just one run on three hits while walking one and striking out four. Keuchel currently owns a 3.00 ERA and he has only given up 180 hits in 192 innings.
Mariners veteran Corey Hart has three hits in 12 at-bats against Keuchel with two home runs and four RBI in his career. All-Star Robinson Cano is just 1-for-9 against him in his career with a walk and two strikeouts.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
Seattle Mariners are 59-85-8 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Seattle Mariners is 0.7
Houston Astros Betting Trends
Houston Astros are 67-82-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Houston Astros is -0.6
Injuries to Watch
09/17/14 P Roenis Elias Elbow out indefinitely
09/02/14 DH Jesus Montero Suspension out indefinitely
08/08/14 SS Willie Bloomquist Knee 60-day DL (7/24); out for season
04/16/14 P Blake Beavan Shoulder 60-day DL (4/15)
09/17/14 RF George Springer Knee 15-day DL (7/20), out for season
09/15/14 P Brad Peacock Back is upgraded to expected to start Friday vs. Seattle Mariners
07/29/14 P Josh Zeid Foot 60-day DL (7/25), out for season
06/21/14 P Jose Cisnero Elbow 60-day DL (6/20)
04/26/14 P Matt Albers Shoulder 60-day DL (4/22)
03/31/14 P Alex White Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/31/14 P Jesse Crain Bicep 60-day DL (3/21)
Josh's Pick: Take Seattle
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